Jennifer Schofield

About Jennifer Schofield

Jennifer Schofield is a Partner at Kennedy Schofield Lawyers. She practices in the areas of Family Law and Real Estate Law. Click here to view Jennifer's Bio. Articles posted on this blog are meant to offer basic legal information and should not be relied upon for legal opinion. For advice on your specific matter, you can contact Jennifer or any of our lawyers at 902-826-9140.

Legal Milestone for 2018 – The Legalization of Cannabis for Recreational Use

On October 17, 2018, the use of recreational cannabis became legal in Canada; however; the government gets to decide when and where marijuana use is permitted. Any infraction can lead to fines and charges. The laws governing the use of marijuana differ by province. When traveling to different parts of Canada, don’t assume that the [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Civil Litigation, Criminal, News|

What Do I Need to Consider If My Marriage is Ending?

The divorce rate in Canada is over 50%, which means that many families are deciding that they would be happier living separately than together. When a couple decides to separate there are decisions that need to be made so that the family can move on in the best possible way financially and emotionally.  Here are [...]

By |May 18th, 2018|Civil Litigation, Family, Real Estate, Wills & Estates|

When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

Your obligation to pay child support ends when your child is no longer a dependent child of the marriage as defined by the Divorce Act. The table amount of child support applies until a child reaches the age of majority. In Nova Scotia that age is 19; thus, if your child graduates from high school [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Uncategorised|

To Tweet or not to Tweet – Social Media & Your Divorce

In the past five years I have noticed a significant increase in the amount of evidence collected from social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This information is being used by and against litigants in the settlement negotiation process and at trial. In today’s culture, these and other social media and professional networking [...]

By |June 21st, 2016|Family|

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

In today’s global economy people are offered jobs in other provinces and even foreign countries. What happens when your family has gone through a separation and one parent wants to relocate with the children to another province or country? Can the moving parent take the children? What will be his/her chance of success? These are [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Family|